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  • No teenagers allowed: New Orleans landlord accused of discrimination

    HUD charges property owner with discriminating against families with children
    A New Orleans landlord stands accused of discriminating against families with children after allegedly repeatedly stating that he did not want any teenagers living on the property. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced late last week that it is charging Earmastine Nelson with housing discrimination for running a real estate ad on Craigslist that stated “NO TEENAGERS PLEASE.”
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  • HUD kills key tool used to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    HUD withdraws “Local Government Assessment Tool”
    The Trump administration just took another significant step toward derailing a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015. HUD announced late Friday afternoon that it is “withdrawing” a computer tool that was to be used to enforce the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule.
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  • New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

    State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
    The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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  • California landlords fined for housing discrimination

    Allegedly discriminated against testers based on race and national origin
    The owners of two California apartment complexes will pay a four-figure fine to settle charges that they discriminated against prospective tenants on the basis of their race or national origin. “Denying someone an apartment because of how they look or where they come from not only deprives them of a home, it is against the law,” said Anna María Farías, HUD assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity.
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  • Civil rights groups sue HUD, Ben Carson for delaying Obama fair housing effort

    Groups want Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule reinstated
    Earlier this year, a group of 76 civil rights, housing, and community development organizations voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. Now, some of those groups are taking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to court to get the rule reinstated.
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  • NFHA: Greatest threat to fair housing is government’s failure to enforce the law

    Here are 2017's top fair housing complaints
    As the number of fair housing complaints increased in 2017, fair housing groups are saying it is time for it to end. One expert said: we must put an end to the many institutionalized barriers that prevent too many families in this country from fair access to housing. The problem? According to a new report, the greatest threat is the government’s failure to enforce the law.
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  • California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

    Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
    Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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